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Notocactus macracanthus (Arechav.) G.Schäf.
Kakteen Sukk. (Dresden) 14(1–4): 59 (1979 publ. 1980) "macrocanthus " "macroacanthus "
Family: CACTACEAE

= Wigginsia macracantha (Arechav.) D.M.Porter
Taxon 13: 210. 1964

Accepted Scientific Name: Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 4: 6. 1997 [Oct 1997]

Notocactus macracanthus (Wigginsia macracantha) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
This plant is recognizable for the pale green stem with 12 to 14 ribs and a very few (usually 3) strong and long spines of which one central ; flowers are large , pale yellow.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 4: 6. 1997 [Oct 1997]
Synonymy: 109
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Parodia sellowii group

  • Parodia sellowii (Link & Otto) D.R.Hunt: has flattened stems, about 15 cm Ø producing several yellow flowers together around the woolly stem apex. It is extremely variable. Distribution: Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and North Argentina.
  • Wigginsia corynodes (Otto ex Pfeiff.) D.M.Porter: has dark olive-green body, with thirteen to sixteen, deep ribs and clusters of seven to twelve dark-zoned, yellow spines. Distribution: Southern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
  • Wigginsia leucocarpa (Arechav.) D.M.Porter: has light-colored fruits white or pale pink (never purple). Distribution: Uruguay.
  • Wigginsia macracantha (Arechav.) D.M.Porter: has somewhat stouter spines and larger flowers. Distribution: Uruguay.
  • Wigginsia sessiliflora (Hook.) D.M.Porter: has significantly smaller flower (less tha 2.5 cm across). Distribution: Northern Argentina (Sierra Lihuel - Calel, Sierra de Tandil, and Sierra de la Ventana)
  • Wigginsia vorwerkiana (Werderm. ex Backeb.) D.M.Porter: Distribution: Colombia.


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Notocactus macracanthus (Wigginsia macracantha) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Notocactus macracanthus (Wigginsia macracantha) Photo by: Cactus Art


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